Hair Loss Blood Test
Hair Loss Blood Test - welzo
Hair Loss Blood Test - welzo
Hair Loss Blood Test
Hair Loss Blood Test
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Hair Loss Blood Test

Hair Loss Blood Test
Hair Loss Blood Test - welzo
Hair Loss Blood Test - welzo
Hair Loss Blood Test
Hair Loss Blood Test
Hair Loss Blood Test - welzo
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The Hair Loss Blood Test helps you to understand the causes of hair loss, hair thinning and is indicative of hormonal or vitamin deficiencies.

Free next-day delivery
Results within 2 days
What does it test for?
  • Free Androgen Index (FAI)
  • SHBG
  • Ferritin (Iron Levels)
  • Free Triiodothyronine (FT3)
  • hs-CRP
  • Testosterone
  • Albumin
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Free Thyroxine (FT4)
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Joanna Charice reviewed welzo.com
"After using the Welzo Tiredness & Fatigue Blood Test due to ongoing tiredness, I found the testing process simple and the results came quickly. They revealed low iron levels. With this knowledge, I adjusted my diet and started iron supplements, which markedly improved my energy. This test was a key part in addressing my fatigue."
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Jordan Waits reviewed welzo.com
"I simply ordered the test online, received it in the mail a few days later, and took the test in the comfort of my own home using a quick finger prick. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, and the process itself was quick and painless."
Health & Life Coach
Roxy Richards reviewed welzo.com
"I followed the recommendations provided by Welzo, and I have to say, I feel so much healthier now. I have a lot more energy, and I just feel better overall. It's amazing how much of a difference small changes can make"
Online Influencer
Mimi Reviews reviewed welzo.com
"The Welzo Female Hormone Test was a quick and effective way to shed light on my irregular periods. The results were clear and led to actionable insights, improving my discussions with my healthcare provider. Overall, a very positive experience."
  • Biomarkers
  • Information

Testosterone

Testosterone is a steroid hormone found in males and females however, its role is amplified in males. It is responsible for the regulation of libido, bone and muscle mass, mood changes and fertility determination. The testosterone levels are prevalent in men during puberty when it peaks and often decreases over age. An increase in testosterone levels is associated with  testicular issues in males.

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin is a protein present in the bloodstream. SHBG is produced by the liver. The role of SHBG is to bind testosterone and oestradiol for circulating in the tissues of the body. The concentration of SHBG is directly relative to the level of hormones in males or females. SHBG is checked to detect low levels of testosterone in males and high levels in females.

Free Thyroxine (FT4)

FT4 or free thyroxine is one of the two critical hormones produced by the thyroid gland. While it is produced in greater abundance as compared to FT3, it is thought of as a reservoir for FT3 whenever the body needs and this leads to conversion of FT4 into FT3. Most of the thyroxine is not attached to a protein and the Menopause blood test helps to identify if there's a deficiency/excess of the hormone to detect thyroid related ailments.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) or thyrotropin is secreted by the pituitary gland, located in the head, and can help identify cases of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Both the excess and under-secretion of TSH can lead to weight loss, anxiety, palpitations, irregular sleep patterns and irregular menstrual cycles. Hypothyroidism is majorly associated with overlapping symptoms such as menopause.

hs-CRP

To check inflammation levels, we conducted an advanced CRP evaluation. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein found in the blood which increases in response to inflammation. CRP is produced by the liver in response to inflammation. It is a biomarker of inflammation that is strongly associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack and stroke. High levels of CRP are found in people with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and in people who have had a recent heart attack or stroke. CRP is not a specific marker for any one disease, but it is a valuable indicator of inflammation.

Free Androgen Index (FAI)

Predominantly, testosterone has a significant function in men. Testosterone is bound to albumin and SHBG. Free Androgen Index (FAI) helps you detect any changes in the androgen levels of your body. FAI is calculated for those who suffer from PCOS or Hirsutism for checking any rise in non-protein bound testosterone.

Ferritin (Iron Levels)

Ferritin is the protein that stores iron in the body. Iron is needed to provide muscles with oxygen so that they receive the energy they need to function properly. Ferritin will release the iron when needed and is kept within the body's cells, most commonly found in the liver. We check ferritin levels to ensure that there is proper storage of iron in the body's cells otherwise the iron will be depleted quickly.


Biomarkers

Ferritin

Iron

Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC)

Transferrin Saturation

Unsaturated iron-binding capacity (UIBC)

Free Triiodothyronine (FT3)

Free triiodothyronine (FT3) is a crucial hormone that plays a pivotal role in regulating various metabolic processes within the human body. FT3 is a form of thyroid hormone that is unbound and freely available for immediate use by cells. Produced by the thyroid gland, it influences a wide range of physiological functions, including metabolism, growth, development, and thermoregulation. FT3 exerts its effects by binding to specific receptors located in various tissues, initiating gene transcription and ultimately affecting cellular metabolism. It is responsible for regulating the basal metabolic rate, energy production, and utilisation of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Furthermore, FT3 is essential for maintaining normal cardiovascular function, neurological development, and reproductive health. Precise measurement of FT3 levels is crucial in diagnosing and monitoring thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, allowing for accurate assessment and appropriate treatment to restore hormonal balance and overall well-being.

Albumin

Albumin is a protein present in blood plasma and plays a binding role like SHBG. Albumin is produced by the liver. Albumin will help to detect any issues in the functioning of the kidney or liver. It prevents the fluid in blood vessels from leaking out.


Why take the test?

Hair Loss is often caused due to a vitamin deficiency or hormonal imbalance. A lack of iron in the body can cause hair thinning or lead to excessive hair loss. Similarly, abnormal thyroid function is known to affect hair regrowth thus, your hair may not restore itself as it would otherwise. A treatment of the deficiencies or thyroid imbalance can treat hair loss and help in growth of hair.

Have you been feeling any of these symptoms lately?

The Hair Loss Blood Test is suitable for individuals experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

1. Hair Loss

2. Pattern Baldness

3. Hair Thinning

4. Decreased hair growth 

40%
of women
struggle with hair loss at some point in their lives. For women who have reached the age of menopause, this percentage is even higher.
25%
of all people
suffering from hair loss have an iron deficiency. Low levels of iron can lead to hair thinning.

Experts Opinion on Hair Loss Tests

"Hair loss is a common problem and can have a huge impact on someone's confidence and wellbeing. There are many causes of hair loss including illness and stress. In this blood test, we'll analyse some of the causes to give you an idea of what may be affecting your hair loss."


Dr Sameer Nakedar
MBBS, MRCGP, PGCert
Experts Opinion on Hair Loss Tests

How to take a Hair Loss Blood Test Test

Collecting a blood sample for your finger prick home test is straightforward. Watch the video below for more details on how to take a home blood test.

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    Pick your home test

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    Take your test

    Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided. Samples use a simple finger prick collection method that takes around 5 minutes to complete.

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    Results within 48 hours

    You'll get verified results and insights into what the biomarkers mean. Order now to become a healthier you!

Hair Loss Blood Test Information

Specification of Hair Loss Blood Test

  • Test name: Hair Loss Blood Test
  • Also known as & related tests: Hair Loss Test
  • Biomarkers: Testosterone, Free Androgen Index, SHBG, Ferritin, Free Thyroxine, TSH, hs-CRP
  • Test tube: SST (Gold microtainer)
  • Brand: Welzo
  • Turn around time: Approx. 24 hours
  • Lab test ranges:
  • Test Kit Marking: MHRA/UKCA
  • Location of Lab: United Kingdom

What is a Hair Loss Blood Test?

A Hair Loss Blood Test is a home health test offered by Welzo. The Hair Loss Blood Test can be taken from the comfort of your home using a finger prick sample, which is then sent back to our lab for analysis and interpretation.

What does a Hair Loss Blood Test for? 

A Hair Loss Blood Test tests for the following: Testosterone, Free Androgen Index, SHBG, Ferritin, Free Thyroxine, TSH, hs-CRP.

What are the benefits of a Hair Loss Blood Test?

Checking your health through the use of Hair Loss Blood Test is an important way to track your health. Home testing offers the convenience of conducting health assessments in the comfort of your own home, while enabling quicker, more private results without the need for visiting a healthcare facility.

Can a GP review my Hair Loss Blood Test?

Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the Hair Loss Blood Test. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your Hair Loss Blood Test.

Are Hair Loss Blood Tests available on the NHS?

The NHS offers Hair Loss Blood Tests subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.

Hair Loss Blood Test Kit and Ordering

How can a Hair Loss Blood Test be ordered?

A Hair Loss Blood Test can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the Hair Loss Blood Test and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.

What is included in the Hair Loss Blood Test test kit?

The Hair Loss Blood Test contains the following items in the test kit:

  • 1 x UN3373 Test Kit for Biological Substances Category B (test kit design may vary from images displayed online depending on the test selected.
  • 1 x Free Return Label 
  • 1 x Finger Prick Lancet / Urine Sample Pouch or Swab (depending on the test ordered)
  • 1 x Cleansing Wipe/ Alcohol Swab
  • SST (Gold microtainer)

Hair Loss Blood Test Biomarkers and Results

What biomarkers are tested for in a Hair Loss Blood Test?

The Hair Loss Blood Test checks for the following biomarkers: Testosterone, Free Androgen Index, SHBG, Ferritin, Free Thyroxine, TSH, hs-CRP

What are the results ranges for a Hair Loss Blood Test?

Hair Loss Blood Test reference ranges vary based on age, sex, population sample and numeric test result ranges. However, once you complete your tests, you will receive clear reference ranges for your Hair Loss Blood Test.

What is a normal test range for Hair Loss Blood Test?

The Hair Loss Blood Test range will be provided on the advanced Welzo reporting panel which will factor in multiple aspects such as age, population size comparison and biological sex.

Hair Loss Blood Test Procedure and Timing

When should a Hair Loss Blood Test be taken?

It is best to take a Hair Loss Blood Test first thing in the morning.

How long does a Hair Loss Blood Test take?

The typical turnaround for a Hair Loss Blood Test is 24 hours from receipt at the Welzo laboratory, Monday to Thursday. However, results may come back faster or slower depending on how busy the Welzo laboratory is and if you have requested any biomarkers that take longer to test for. In this case, results can take up to 5 days.

Are there any special preparations required before taking the Hair Loss Blood Test (e.g., fasting)?

We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the Hair Loss Blood Test. However, typically we recommend you take a Hair Loss Blood Test first thing in the morning, fasted.

What is the best time to post my Hair Loss Blood Test?

The best time to return your Hair Loss Blood Test sample is Monday to Thursday, before 14:00 to ensure the product arrives at our lab on time for same-day analysis.

What sample is required for a Hair Loss Blood Test?

The Hair Loss Blood Test requires a capillary blood sample using a SST (Gold microtainer) that is collected from a finger-prick blood sample.

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Customer Reviews

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Jamie McBride
Brilliant product!

It was fascinating to gain an insight into the common factors defining hair health. I learnt a lot about where I may be lacking certain nutrients and this will drive my supplement and lifestyle decisions moving forward. Really pleased, would definitely recommend.

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Theodora Restrepo

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Jade Farrar

I was skeptical at first but the hair-loss-blood-test was surprisingly easy to use and super informative. It helped me understand my hair loss issues better. Results were quick and accurate. Highly recommended for anyone dealing with hair loss!

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Jamal Hassan
Not recommended

Had to pay for my test kit, three times as sample can be messed up by the company itself and sometimes the carrier (delivery company) either way you will have to pay to do another test.😅